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There’s lots of complicated advice about what you should be measuring for IT security – but until now there was no single place to go on line and get simple, practical, real-world information about what companies are actually doing to measure their IT security performance.

Security by the Numbers enables its members to actively participate in discussions that cut through the clutter to help you understand what you should be doing as an IT professional, as well as measuring how your company’s practices compare to your peers.


  • Global Research and Comparative Benchmarks: to identify the latest metrics and help IT security professionals understand where they stand vs. their peers
  • Education and Best Practice Reports: To help IT Security Professionals advance their careers by understanding latest IT security measurements as well as playbooks to improve
  • Collaboration: Network with your peers, teleconferences and online meetings and more



Security by the Numbers Board of Advisors

Troy Pollett Verafin Director, Security & Risk Management
Juan Rodriguez Cable & Wireless Communications Director, Security Incident Management
Krister Svärd Evry Business Improvement Manager
Steve Kahan Thycotic President, SBTN
Chris Hodson Waitrose Head of Security Strategy and Architecture
David Cottingham Airlock Digital Cofounder
Ricky Magalhaes Logicalis Jersey Limited Head of Offshore Security (MSS)
Mark Carney Kudelski Security Vice President Global Consulting Services


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Last updated:April, 2016